Rebecca A. Wilson: Obituary

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Miss Rebecca A. Wilson, age 59 of Ellijay, GA passed at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital ER, Ellijay on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. Miss Wilson was born on July 7th, 1961 in Dahlonega, GA to her late parents Homer A. and Mildred I. (Yearwood) Wilson. She graduated from North Hall High School in Gainesville, GA. She was preceded in death by her brothers Larry Wilson of Gainesville, GA, and Stanley Wilson of Claremont, GA. There are no services planned at this time. Survivors include son Chris Wilson of San Jose, CA, brothers, Harold Wilson of Cleveland, GA, and Rickey Wilson of Chiefland, FL, sister and brother-in-law Helen (Eddy) Ashmore of Maysville, GA.

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Ruth Inez (Wright) Young: Obituary

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Mrs. Ruth Inez (Wright) Young, age 90 of Ellijay, GA passed on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at her residence. She was born March 29th, 1929 to her late parents Robert “Bob” Wright and Tama Mae Burk in Ellijay, GA. Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Her husband, Noah Harlow Young, daughter, Tina Young Hughes, sons, John Terry Young and Perry Harlow Young preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday January 16th, 2020 from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Young officiating. Music and singing will be by Ms. Regina Mathis. A graveside service will follow in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Young is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis & Bill Shotwell of Villa Rica, GA, June & Andy Anderson of Waleska, GA, Debra & Jerry Clark of Carrollton, GA, Donna Young Roper of Ellijay, GA, son, Gary Young of Rapid City, SD, grandchildren and spouses, Dr. Michael & Debbie Shotwell, Brent & Christina Shotwell, Andy Jr. & Robin Anderson, Jennifer & Brandon Hathaway, Nichole & Chad Land, Shannon & Kristin Young, Erica & Jason Berghammer, Trina Young, Sean Young, Bridgett Ledford, Damon & Angie Hughes and Tyler Bearden, twenty five great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, sister, Lois Newman of Blue Ridge, brother, Winston Raymond Burk of Ducktown, TN. The family is receiving friends from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday January 15th, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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Sharla Lanette McFarland: Obituary

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Mrs. Sharla Lanette McFarland, age 49 of Ellijay, GA passed at her home on Thursday afternoon, January 16th, 2020. Mrs. McFarland was born on July 16th, 1970 in Fort Worth, TX to her parents, William “Don” and Karen Lanette (Goodwin) Davenport. She graduated from Coweeta H.S. in 1988. Mrs. McFarland attended the Powers Ferry Church of Christ, and the Ellijay Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 Saturday, January 25th, at the Logan Funeral Home & Chapel with Rev. Butch Jones officiating. Visitation will begin at noon until the serviced time. Mrs. McFarland is survived by her husband John B. McFarland of Ellijay, GA, daughters and son-in-law Ashley Pearson of Chatsworth, Kristen (Steven) Dillbeck of Ellijay, GA, Leanna Pearson of Atlanta, GA, Great grandchildren, Madaline Turner, Aspen Summer, Molly Dillbeck, mother, Karen L. Davenport of Acworth, GA, sister and brother-in-law Jill (Chad) Carter of Acworth, GA, brothers and sisters-in-law, Scott (Jennifer) Davenport of Murfreesboro, TN, and Troy (Molly) Davenport of Florence, AL.

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Joel Lee Sweat, Jr: Obituary

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Mr. Joel Lee Sweat, JR. age 82, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, December 31st 2019.

Mr. Sweat was born March 20th 1937, in Atlanta GA to the late Joel Lee Sweat, Sr. and Kathleen Grant Sweat.

Survivors include: Wife; Louise Sweat Ellijay GA, Sons; Joel Lee Sweat III, Palm Springs CA, Kerry Sweat, Ellijay GA, Brother; Larry Eugene Sweat, Ellijay, Sisters; Shirley Ann Craig, Apopka FL, Katherine Juanita Garner, Gainesville GA, Grandchildren; Jaylen Frady and Jared Sweat.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 18th at 3:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Kerry Sweat officiating.

The family will meet with friends Saturday from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

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Jeanette McArthur Royston: Obituary

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Mrs. Jeanette McArthur Royston, age 82 of Austell, GA formerly of Ellijay, passed on Tuesday January 7th, 2020 at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice in Austell. She was born July 2nd, 1937 in Ellijay to her late parents Everett D. and Gertrude (Miller) McArthur. Jeanette was a graduate of Gilmer High School, Class of 1955, Young Harris College and Georgia State University. She retired as an administrative assistant from Lockheed Martin and attended Cartecay United Methodist Church. During her retirement years, Jeanette enjoyed documenting her family’s genealogy and was an avid reader. Mrs. Royston is preceded in death by her husband, Julius Barton (JB) Royston Jr., brothers, Harley McArthur and Jerry McArthur. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday January 10th, from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the Cartecay Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Royston is survived by her daughter, Linda Gertrude Chambers of Jacksonville, FL, step-sons and daughters-in-laws, Bart and Julie Royston of Jonesboro, GA, Joel Royston and Patti Corriveau of Plant City, FL, Gene and Angela Royston of Hernando, MS, step-daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Barney Flanders of Carrollton, GA, grandchildren, Amber Marie Chambers, Tiffany Alexis Chambers, step-grandchildren, Brian, Brandon, Jason, Justin, Hannah, Russ, Rachel and great-granddaughter, Lacey Marie Connolly, step-great grandchildren Blaine, Wyatt, Leah, Aria, Percy, Jasper, Ayla, sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Tom Tabor of Marietta, GA. The family is receiving friends from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday January 9th at the Logan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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James Edward Burleson: Obituary

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Mr. James Edward Burleson age 72 of Ellijay died Tuesday January 7, 2020.

Mr. Burleson was born, June 27, 1947 in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ed and Gladys Lewis Burleson.  He was a 1966 graduate of Gilmer High School and Pickens Tech, served in the US Air Force and worked as a senior mechanic at Carters Lake powerhouse. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Bailey Burleson.

Survivors include; daughter, Ann Burleson.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Ray officiating. Interment will be in the Yukon cemetery with military rites by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family will meet with friends Thursday from 3:00 until 8; 00 pm at the funeral home.

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Susan Ann Stanley: Obituary

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Mrs. Susan Ann Stanley age 62 of Ellijay, GA died January 8th, 2020.

Mrs. Stanley was born October 13th, 1957 in Fannin County, GA to the late Clarence Ward and Annie Ross Ward. She was a graduate of Gilmer High School Class of 1975, worked as office manager for  Iconic Décor and was a member of Pisgah Church of Christ.

Survivors include: husband; Jack Stanley, Ellijay, son; Zane Stanley, Ellijay, daughter; Brooke Stanley Burnett, Ellijay, mother-in-law; Martha Stanley, grandchildren, James Orion Burnett, Khiston Lyric Stanley, Zaida Harmony Stanley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 11th at 3:00 pm from the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Minister Bill Thomas and Minister Butch Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday January 10th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted in memory of Mrs. Stanley.

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Rodney Ray Evans: Obituary

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Mr. Rodney Ray Evans age 70, of Ellijay died, Monday, January 6, 2020.

Ray was born, October 12, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond Nolan and Thelma Aileen Snyder Evans. He was a veteran serving in the US. Army in Vietnam and retired as a retailer for Direct TV. His parents and siblings Roger Evans and Robin Montion preceded him in death.

Survivors include: wife; Adeline Ponders, children; Jacob Evans, Summer Hahlan, Tabitha Adams , both of Colorado, Fawn Evans, Des Moines, Iowa, Ann Ponders, Ellijay, brothers; Rick Evans, MI, Randy Evans, Ohio, sister; Rhonda Watts, Lawrenceville, several grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 11:00am from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Arnold officiating. Interment will be in the Georgia National Cemetery with military honors by the US Army.

The family will meet with friends Wed from 10:00am until the service hour of 11:00am at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Ray Evans Memorial Fund at Bernhardt Funeral Home 163 River Street Ellijay, GA 30540

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